PlayTalkRead Programme Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Edinburgh (office/hybrid)
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

  • Advertised from 4th May 2022
  • Fixed Term to 31st March 2023 (potential for extension subject to funding)
  • Staff Benefits: Enhanced sick pay, Employee Assist Programme, Pension


Are you a highly organised individual who enjoys working as part of a high energy team? Do you understand the benefits of play and early intervention in a child’s development and wellbeing and want to coordinate and evaluate the delivery of a programme to support this? Do you have experience as a line manager of a small yet complex team? Then this may be the job for you.

As a lead member of the PlayTalkRead office team you will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery and operations of the PlayTalkRead Roadshow, including partnership working, scheduling locations, logistics and staff rotas plus evaluation and marketing of the service we provide.

This office based role is vital in supporting our playworker team who travel across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities on our fleet of bespoke vehicles to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities. You will delegate tasks and responsibilities to our wider office team to utilise individual skills and interests to ensure our Play Worker team have the information they need to deliver sessions across Scotland.

For full details please read the attached job description.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Candidates must be over 25 years old, have held a Category B UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and have their own car.

Application notes

If you would like an informal chat about the Programme Coodinator role please call us on 0131 652 2655 or email us at

Please complete the online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm 23rd May.